This is not a drill

THE Queensland Mines Inspectorate has issued a mines safety alert after a structural failure on a drill rig in August caused a 1kg carousel wear plate to fall 12m from the drill mast to the deck.

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Mines Inspectorate's image of the incident

According to the QMI the near miss was not an isolated incident and all mines in the state should immediately audit their mobile plant structures and check their integrity.